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Paige Bachra
I am an English Literature student at the University of Birmingham. I really enjoy English and it can be a really fun subject to learn as well as teach. I found that at school my teachers made the subject enjoyable so much so that I got a grade 9 in English Literature GCSE and a grade 8 in English Language as well as a grade A at A-level. Therefore, I aim to help students improve their grades by making learning enjoyable because when something is difficult to learn it can be difficult to want to understand and persevere. As a Tutor, it is important to understand areas of struggle and help to adapt them in a way more accessible to the student.
Nivedita Bose
My name is Nita Bose. I was born in England, where I completed all my education. I am qualified with a B.Ed Honours Degree and hence my preferred age group is the primary years. I am an experienced primary school teacher and English tutor. I have a patient and nurturing approach to teaching, which puts children at ease so they can develop confidence and excel in their learning. I am an expert in teaching handwriting, and you will see the results just after a few lessons! I teach in a fun and engaging way so my students thoroughly enjoy their lessons. Having a clear British accent, I can also teach English as a second language to adults who wish to improve their spoken English, as well as their grammar and writing. My own love of learning led me to also study law and pursue a career as a solicitor for some years. Thereafter, I returned to teaching and I have been tutoring children and adults for several years. It is so rewarding to make a difference to people's lives. I enjoy yoga, cooking and travelling around the world. It's fascinating to learn about different cultures. My favourite thing about tutoring with GoStudent is that it's a fantastic online platform and you can teach from anywhere in the world! My best study tip is, you can do anything that you put your mind to; have faith in yourself.
Early School Discipline, English
Jacob Hyde
GCSE: English Literature, English Language A-Level: English Literature Exam Board Experience: AQA Preferred Student Age Group: Any About Me: Having studied English and Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham, I am going onto study at the Shakespeare Institute at Stratford-Upon-Avon. I have a real passion for English literature, with a solid knowledge from the Early Modern period onwards. Shakespeare, Milton and the Romantics are especial favourites, as are Dickens and the Victorian poets. In my spare time, I write short stories.
Laura Atherton Walker
Levels and subjects I can teach: GCSE: English Language and Literature A-Level (IB): English Literature Preferred student age group: 14-18 years old. About me: I am an actor and writer, with a BA (Hons) in Acting from Bretton Hall College, University of Leeds and a recent MA in Scriptwriting (Distinction) from Manchester School of Writing, under the tutelage of renowned playwright Simon Stephens. Post degree, I am continuing to write and am currently working on a full length play as well as other short pieces of prose and poetry. I am a passionate reader of both fiction and non-fiction and love to go to the theatre (as well as perform in theatre shows). I am knowledgeable about both classic and contemporary fiction and theatre. Earlier this year I toured the UK and Switzerland with a version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth with imitating the dog theatre company, with whom I am an Associate Practitioner. In Macbeth I played one of the witches as well as a number of other characters. This show was a dynamic and contemporary version that involved Shakespearen text, multi-role playing, direct audience address narration and live camera operation. I have run multiple workshops over the years alongside imitating the dog shows for participants ranging from 14 to adulthood both in the UK and internationally, including most recently at LIPA drama school, and I am a Visiting Practitioner on both the MA and BA Performance: Design and Production degrees at Central Saint Martins. I have worked as a LAMDA teacher in London, teaching one on one classes to students aged 14 - 16 in acting and communication. This role has required working on monologues with young people, including Shakespeare texts, and developing presentation, analysis and communication skills centred around speaking poetry. I enjoy helping students find passion in the subject as well as building confidence in their own ability.
Christopher Beckett
Hello to you all. I have been teaching English and History to many different people at all levels for many years. I am hugely passionate about making sure the teaching and studying is fun. English is one of the most important subjects there is. I have a passion for helping people improve and get better at both reading and writing. History is one of the basics for so many subjects. It also helps students to develop great skills for the future. I am here to help in all aspects of English ( entry up to GCSE) and History (entry up to A level). Come along and discover how enjoyable it can be. I am an avid rugby fan. I played for many years. I have traveled all over the world. Visited every continent bar Antarctica. Reading is something I do every day: mostly history books! Cooking has now become a passion.
English, History
Joel Smith-Prance
I am a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelors of Science in Biology, and am currently studying for my Masters in Molecular Biology. I have experience in scientific labs, manufacturing labs, and medical offices. I am now working towards my goal of becoming a clinical neuropsychologist where I will do my best to improve the quality of life of everybody I meet. Destigmatizing and helping those who suffer from mental health issues and addiction has long been a passion of mine. This has mostly come from my time volunteering at various mental health facilities, homeless shelters, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers. Reading with, tutoring, and just spending time with residents talking is how most of my time is spent at these facilities. I hope to make an impact on students I tutor while also learning everything I can from them. The physical and natural sciences have been my main focus but I maintain a strong interest in learning and teaching history, English (to non-native speakers), psychology, geography, and math.
Biology, Chemistry, English, Maths (lower level), Maths (upper level)

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How English tutoring improves students' confidence

An online English tutor can be beneficial for many reasons. Tutoring helps students with their English-related skills, such as reading and writing which are fundamental English language skills that are vital throughout school and university - regardless of the subject they're studying.

Students might worry that English tuition will be hard work and boring. However, with an English tutor from GoStudent, online lessons can be tailored to the students' needs. Studying English can really be fun!

A private English tutor can be crucial for students who are studying English (or linguistics). These kinds of online classes teach how the English language is used as well as its history and development. An English tutor can be very beneficial as they provide students with the support they need to get better grades at school or university.

Another benefit of online tutoring is that it helps with vocabulary skills. Learning new words and definitions will help you in any subject, not just English class. Students will be able to communicate their thoughts clearly and confidently with a large vocabulary and mastery of the English language.

To summarise, having an English tutor can help with both English language skills and improving grades. It also helps students understand the English language better which makes it easier for them to learn new words and concepts. Try private English tutoring and look forward to becoming an English expert in no time.

The advantages of studying English

The study of English refers to the study of language and literature. Studying the English language involves more technical aspects such as grammar and vocabulary. Whereas English literature focuses on text analysis and creative writing.

English literature is just as varied as the students who study it. There are a lot of different authors and works that are studied in schools. Some students focus on Shakespeare while others focus on Chaucer or Jane Austen. The best part is, there's something for everyone.

English is one of the most essential subjects in the national curriculum. All students are required to pass English exams at primary while English also makes up one of the three core GCSE subjects.

Studying an undergraduate or master's course in English is also hugely rewarding. Students not only learn a great deal about the English language, they will also be introduced to radically different ways of understanding and explaining the world.

List of benefits of studying English:

  • A broad understanding of English literature as a whole

  • A broad understanding of the English language as a whole

  • Easier to gain work in English related jobs

  • Knowledge and insight into other cultures and worldviews

  • Build academic networks

  • New insight into other disciplines

  • Cultural knowledge and understanding

Apart from broadening cultural and linguistic knowledge, studying English can also open the door to a wide range of career opportunities such as:

  • Teacher

  • Editor

  • Writer or journalist

  • Lawyer

There is an ever growing English teaching job market. There’s potential for people who study English to teach English either at home or even overseas where the demand might be higher than in their home country.

English tuition for primary school

Having a private English tutor at primary school is an excellent way to maintain a good standard of English and prepare for the future. Studying reading and writing will help students with their English language skills in general. Furthermore, learning about different authors and works may very well ignite a passion for reading and creative writing, laying the foundation for studying English at a higher level.

When students are in primary school, English tutors can help them develop their skills and understand the subject more. Pupils can work on English comprehension with an English tutor- which could lead to better results at secondary level, reducing the need for more intense tuition when it comes to exam time.

English exam preparation and English revision classes

GCSE exams are the qualifications students take at the age of 16. GCSE English is considered to provide a solid foundation for studying more advanced humanities courses at a higher level. Some of the skills taught throughout the GCSE course are writing essays, reading comprehension and text analysis.

GCSE English focuses on two different texts and tests students’ understanding of both, as well as their analytical skills. One text is modern, potentially a poem or play from the twentieth century, while the other is an older piece, like Shakespeare or Austen.

The GCSE exam also includes an unseen essay that tests students' ability to write a variety of pieces, such as a persuasive text.

Preparing for the GCSE English exam with a tutor will help students understand the vital elements of essay writing such as structure, language and grammar

If students who study English at GCSE level choose to go on and study English Language & Literature at A-level, it's extremely important for them to achieve a solid GCSE foundation.

A good way to do so is by working together with a tutor. English tutors are a great option for students who want to get ahead in their studies. Not only will they work with a tutor on a one on one basis, they will boost their confidence and passion for the subject.

Beyond GCSE there is of course English A level. The importance of studying English at a higher level should not be underestimated. English skills are used by almost everyone in their day to day life - from communicating with colleagues and authorities, writing formal texts and letters, to expressing yourself effectively, mastery of the English language is a valuable skill.

An English A level is a qualification that focuses on the study of English literature, poetry and drama. It's one of the most popular qualifications studied in schools as it combines literary elements with language study.

English A level is assessed in two parts: coursework and exams. Exams require students to analyse texts, considering things like historical context and the social and moral codes of the era. Many students struggle with these complex texts and themes but help is available. An English tutor can help students develop their skills and knowledge so that they are fully prepared for the exams ahead of time.

English tuition can be useful both for the coursework and the final exam. Here's what English tutors are able to provide:

  • Exam technique training

  • Essay writing practice

  • Speaking, listening and vocabulary development

Online English tutoring at degree level

An English degree is a broad course that covers many different texts and subjects from different periods. It can be studied as an undergraduate or master's degree, and the course includes analysis of the following:

  • Poetry

  • Drama

  • Prose fiction (novels)

  • Non fiction

An English degree also includes the study of linguistics, which is the scientific analysis of language. Students can choose to focus on subjects such as medieval English literature or contemporary English literature as part of the course.

At undergraduate level, there is a large amount of writing involved with each course, and students are required to produce essays of at least 2500 words. The English tutors available with GoStudent are on hand and can help with essay planning and provide further writing support.

There are many different research areas that students can specialize in with an English degree. Some fields of study include literature, linguistics and writing studies.

A list of some of the most popular English research fields include:

  • English and American novels

  • English Renaissance

  • English Victorianism

The best part is, English is a very flexible subject and students can choose what they want to focus on!

In addition, there are many different types of English research areas that students might be interested in. Some fields include literary history; creative writing studies; comparative literature or even linguistics.

At GoStudent we have English tutors available who are qualified and experienced at university level. We have the right tutor for you no matter what your speciality may be.

An online English tutor can also help students discover their own personal interests and create a learning programme that covers any part of the curriculum they feel like they need to focus on. English tutors can also help students understand where their weaknesses are in their written work and help them to improve their writing style.